Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee General Tariq Majid Tuesday said the coalition forces' operations in Afghanistan and proactive military operations within its own area are among the major reasons for the prevailing militancy in the border areas, reported a private TV channel. He expressed these remarks while addressing the participants of Armed Forces War Course, National Defence Course and Allied Officers War Course at National Defence University at Islamabad Tuesday morning. He emphasised that the nature and dynamics of terrorism are such that there are no quick fixes, and no country could alone clamp down or defeat it. He stressed greater focus on winning "hearts and minds" through political and socio economic mainstreaming of the troubled areas. Describing overreaching strategy of the government, he emphasized that a comprehensive four-pronged strategy has been conceived for dealing with militancy and extremism, combining force application, political measures, socio economic development and revitalization of civil administration. APP adds: Gen Majid dwelt at length on counter terrorism and counter insurgency efforts by Pakistan and mentioned that Pakistan has been combating this threat even before 9/11, and had instituted numerous measures to tackle extremism and terrorism including banning of militant religious organisations and establishment of Anti terrorist courts etc.   Over viewing the current manifestation of militancy, CJCSC said it was primarily due to two major factors. First the blow back effects of the unfortunate developments in Afghanistan since last three decades which has proliferated the extremist elements and secondly, our un-fettered support to the ongoing global efforts against terrorism, particularly the coalition forces' operations in Afghanistan and proactive military operations within our own area.   Describing overreaching strategy of Pakistan's Government, he emphasised that a comprehensive four-pronged strategy has been conceived for dealing with militancy and extremism, combining force application, political measures, socio economic development and revitalisation of civil administration.